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Jul 6, 2013 6:30pm PDT
. it was a visual flight rule. so that's been confirmed by sfo. nothing wrong with that commercial pilots do it all the time. in this case, the plane made a steeper descent and essentially, got too low. it cost lift. it didn't have power. the pilot apparently tried to overcorrect, tried to get more air under him. get more lift. so essentially, pointed the nose of the plane up which is exactly what the witnesses say happened. and when he did that, you see he is still over the water. he is trying to get more lift and touchdown. when he did that, the nose went up, the tail went down and scraped along the rock barrier between san francisco bay and the end of runway 28 l. that apparently caused quite a hard hit. then the tail went off the plane and at that point, he lost all control of that airplane. in fact, it is quite fortunate that it was able to come to rest and so many people were able to walk off with very few injuries or no injuries at all. >> absolutely. thank you. if you're just now tuning in, here's what we know at this hour. some definitive number and different inty reports. 307 people on th
Jul 6, 2013 8:00pm PDT
to be announced. [overlapping speakers >>> okay. we have been watching a life press conference at sfo just updating us on the situation of the airline crash that happened earlier today. probably the most important information to come of this is that all people are now accounted for. there was one person unaccounted for. but they have been able to identify that person. so, a lot of kudos going around to the 225 first responders and people who helped in this situation. >> the last comment by the chief, unbelievable. you know, he said verbatim, the crews were heroic and in some cases literally cutting people out of their seat belts in the plane. that's just amazing. >> one interesting fact as well, of the two confirmed deaths that they did find them outside the aircraft. so i don't know what you make of that, how they got out there, whether -- again, they were also referring to people maybe trying to go into the water to -- >> correct. to put fires out. >> the fire department said upon arrival they did notice some folks in water because the plane was on fire. perhaps they were trying to get t
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